Please check the section below for the Flag Design rules and submission spot.
The 2023 YAM competition will open soon for entries.
The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K-12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety.
Elk River High School
2023 Youth Art Month Theme
This year’s March celebration of Youth Art Month is, Your Art, Your Voice celebrating K-12 art education programming. YAM was created by the Council for Art Education (CFAE) which administers YAM at the national level. YAM is affiliated with the National Art Education Association and the Art Educators of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Youth Art Month exhibition was on display at the Minnesota State Capitol from March 20th - April 1st. Artworks were submitted from 30 teachers with over 120 student entries. The artwork is juried by a panel of art educators and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention awards are given for each level-elementary, middle and high school as well as a Best Overall Winner. Winners receive gift cards sponsored by Blick.
"Eyes On Me"
Students who received 1st place for their flag designs in elementary (k-5), middle level (6-8), and high school (9-12), each will receive a flag to keep. The 1st place HS flag will be sent to the National Art Education Association Convention. All three 1st place designs will be used to promote Youth Art Month through social media and will be on display at the state capitol March 18-April 1.2022 Winning Flag Designs Press Release